Surviving or Thriving?

Healthwatch Slough was invited to participate in a series of mental health activities by Slough Libraries in May 2017. This report sets out what people told us about mental health along with some guidance on how to improve your own mental health.
Surviving or Thriving Logo from Mental Health Awareness Week in 2017

What did we do?

  • We invited 6 local organisation to take part in mental health week
  • We met with a mental health support group to gather ideas on suggested activities and events to take place during the week.
  • We created a 6 question surveys for young people this was completed by 22 young people aged 12 – 21 years
  • We created a Mental Health Awareness week comments form this was completed by 40 people during the week


Healthwatch Slough displayed an information stand at venues including the Curve, Britwell & Cippenham Libraries.

Healthwatch activities available for people to participate in during the week

  • The Healthwatch Slough Quiet Corner
  • Download the Healthwatch APPYNESS APP
  • Healthwatch Chat with the team
  • Coping Steps
  • Surviving or Thriving Tree
More needs to be done in schools around mental health it shouldn’t be just done to celebrities to raise awareness
— Healthwatch Client


Please see the full report here 

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